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SmilynStef
Cornfields of the midwest
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Lisa Arana shared a great video in the Unity Stamp Company e-mail today of a Quick Background technique using the MISTI. She challenged us to use the technique and post it in the Unity {show & tell} group on Facebook.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
Love those fat little penguins ... the tree stitching is fun too.
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This morning, my craft tables were so covered an product leftovers that I had to take a break from creating and do some serious clean-up. I challenged myself to see if I could make a few simple cards (I didn't... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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I needed to get a sympathy card in the mail, so I used this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! for my design, flipping it to a vertical orientation. I stamped my Hopi Prayer sentiment from Stampotique in Blueberry ink on ivory... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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I still need a few more holiday cards, so I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch to make another one (and give myself a shot at their Design Team ... I love their sketches). I started with the rectangles from... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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I'm always sort of sad when the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist comes to an end. Today is my final tag with theme of ... CLEAR. I'm not much for shaker cards, so instead I used some... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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For the 11th Ellen Hutson Tag of Christmas with a Feminine Twist, the theme is Neutrals. I chose Miriam's adorable peek-a-boo double tag as my inspiration. I used the de-bossed side of the Tim Holtz Texture Fades Poinsettia Embossing Folder... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland frolicking: Neapolitan Holiday Cookies ... yes please (because I really like my cookies to be tiny bites of cake) I have four Raskog Carts in our home ... so versatile I love when a party has... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The 10th Tag of Christmas with a Feminine Twist is asking for non-traditional holiday hues ... aka No Red & Green. I took my inspiration from Julie's Mitten tags and used Essentials by Ellen Snow Days Stamps. I chose Catherine... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The Challenge theme at Impression Obsession is to make a Quick Christmas Card. For me, background stamps like Impression Obsession Christmas Word Background make the quickest cards. For these cards, I colored with two colors of Kuretake Zig Art &... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The 9th Tag of Christmas with a Feminine Twist is Watercoloring. I watercolored first using my interference, pearlescent, and iridescent watercolors that I got from my Daniel Smith Watercolor Split Facebook Group and then finished with more vibrant colors from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at Ingenious Inkling
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My Tag for the 8th Tag of Christmas with a Feminine Twist was inspired by Emily's flowers & use of color. I loved her poinsettias in shades of magenta and purple, so I started by using my Gina K. Designs... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at Ingenious Inkling
Love how you got the glitter into the holes for a sparkly sky.
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The next theme at the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist is Black & White. This adorable Mini Dress Up Penguin from Flora & Fauna was just waiting for this opportunity to shine. The Tiny Sentiment is from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at Ingenious Inkling
What beautiful details.
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A quick card for the Unity Stamp Company Christmas Card Challenge ... one of my favorite Unity Sentiments - Get Out the Fat Pants. I combined it with some thin washi tape & the Christmas Tree from Spruce Up the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at Ingenious Inkling
Those are absolutely adorable. My Mom made me a felt stocking with lots of sequins and stitching that I cherished throughout my childhood.
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Today's 6th Tag of Christmas with a Feminine Twist is brought to you by ... Woodgrain. I decided to go simple & rustic with my design. I had a bit of wood paper in my scraps, so I used it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at Ingenious Inkling
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I couldn't resist taking a literal interpretation of this week's Freshly Made Sketch and making a wonky Christmas Tree. I cut four triangles from coordinating designer paper and started assembling from the bottom. Instead of stripes I used brick paper... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at Ingenious Inkling
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Day 5 of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist is back with more Sparkle Inspiration. I took my inspiration from Therese's fun colors and the bundled up person on Nicole's tag ... and created my own Mix-It-Up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Ingenious Inkling
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Lots of fun from skipping through blogland: Lots of workout ideas with pictures & videos Pictures of Magnified Sand My favorite Italian Cookie (because it's really chocolate dipped cake) love these Penny Hardy Sculptures (shown) Date Night Ideas Free Vintage... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Ingenious Inkling
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The theme for Tag #4 of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist is Embossing. I created an Emboss Resist Tag by stamping Joy Clair's Ugly Sweater Background Builder Stamps with my MISTI using White Ink on White... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Ingenious Inkling
What a fun background.
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I'm up on the Technique Junkies blog today sharing four cards I made with Technique Junkies Winter Foliage stamp and my new Markers. Come visit to see the end-results. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Ingenious Inkling
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I loved the inspiration project for the 3rd Tag of Christmas with a Feminine Twist featuring ... SPARKLE (which includes my nemesis Glitter). Did you know you could INK GLITTER PAPER (yes ... I am yelling that because it is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at Ingenious Inkling